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Fairfax Speaks Out on Sexual Assault Charges

Fairfax Speaks Out on Sexual Assault Charges

"There's no better person to do that than a doctor", Northam said.

In the interview, he was also corrected by CBS anchor Gayle King over his comment equating slaves with indentured servants.

Republicans, including Trump, have predicted the scandal plaguing Virginia's top Democratic officials will give them the opportunity to make political gains in a state that's increasingly voted for Democrats in recent elections.

Patrick Hope, said he intends to introduce articles of impeachment against Fairfax on Monday if Fairfax hasn't resigned by then.

If all three men resign, House Speaker Kirk Cox, a Republican, would be next in line for the governorship. They also noted she would be able to provide "at least two witnesses whom Ms. Watson told of the assault the day after Fairfax raped her".

Northam said Fairfax would have to step aside if sexual assault allegations against him were found to be true. From there Northam claimed that because he has "strength", "courage" and "a moral compass", he was "not going anywhere".

Northam also offered forgiveness for Herring, who after disclosing that he darkened his face when dressing up like rapper Kurtis Blow in college has largely avoided the blizzard of calls for his resignation that have dogged Fairfax and Northam.

Northam at first admitted to being in the picture on February 1, but denied it a day later.

Aside from Herring, Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax (D-Va.) is also facing a scandal of his own.

Fairfax has denied both allegations and on Saturday asked that "no one rush to judgment".

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Sexton was forced to admit defeat in his battle to stay in the game, trotting off with a bloodied nose and facial injury. Ireland finished the half strongly though, to ensure that they went to the break with the lead.

If a hearing did occur, attorneys for both of the women accusing Fairfax - Meredith Watson and Vanessa Tyson - say they would be willing to testify.

"When you're in a state of shock like I was, we don't always think as clearly as we should", said Northam, who worked for years as a pediatric neurologist before entering politics.

"Virginia needs someone that can heal", Northam also said during the interview.

A group of black clergy and community leaders is asking for a moratorium on the widespread calls for Virginia's governor and attorney general to resign over their admissions they wore blackface in the 1980s.

Democratic lawmakers from Virginia have called on Fairfax to resign, as have Democratic senators Kirsten Gillibrand of NY and Cory Booker of New Jersey - both 2020 presidential contenders - among others.

If Fairfax were to leave, it's unclear who could replace him as lieutenant governor.

"It's obvious from what happened this week that we still have a lot of work to do", Northam said in the interview, conducted at the Executive Mansion.

Ralph Northam made his first public appearance on Saturday since defying calls a week ago to step down over a racist yearbook photograph, as his potential successor, a fellow Democrat, resisted growing pressure to quit over sexual assault allegations.

Northam was roundly attacked for his reaction to the yearbook revelation: a confused sequence that saw him first admit, then deny, appearing in the photo, only to apologize instead for wearing blackface on another occasion while imitating the late Michael Jackson.

Northam, now a year into his four-year term, announced his intention to stay at an afternoon Cabinet meeting, according to a senior official who was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.

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